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eBook The Fever King Feverwake #1

eBook Å The Fever King Feverwake #1 µ Hardcover Read À ❴Reading❵ ➿ The Fever King Feverwake #1 Author Victoria Lee – Gwairsoft.co.uk In the former United States sixteen year old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made himSecretly planning to use it against the government But then he meets the minister’s son cruel dangerous and achingly beautiful and the way forward becomes less clearCaught between his purpose and his heart Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater go Was this completely predictable? YesDid I care? Not even a little and that should tell you something about how well written these characters are The Fever King is the first book in a futuristic sci fantasy series set in what is left of the once United States It follows a main character who is bisexual Jewish and Colombian and it features a main mm romance It's a story that talks about a lot of interesting themes and I'm going to get to that in this review but first I want to talk about what this book made me think about predictabilityI think we often use this was predictable to mean that a book was boring and banal And I mean that's often true especially for books in which predictability isn't the point I wouldn't complain about predictability in the romance genre you know but sometimes it's just notSometimes a book is predictable because it took the path you wanted it to have because it developed in a way that made sense because the author didn't decide to sacrifice a perfectly solid and entertaining storyline for the sake of shock value And as long as the main character isn't naive or unobservant for no reason and here that wasn't the case I'm not going to penalize a book for doing what it should have doneAnd did this book go there The Fever King is set in a country with an internal refugee crisis and an external persecution problem as it's the only state in the world that doesn't imprison people who have magical powers and it's a story about how people react to personal and generational trauma a story about whether and how much the goal can justify the meansIf you know anything about me you should also know that this last sentence is probably the thing I like to see the most in fiction Why? Because it makes for terrific villainous characters And this was no exception I can't tell you as much as I'd like about the character I'm talking about because while it's a very predictable storyline I'd rather write a spoiler free review but I found him really fascinating and awful and isn't that the best combination? As usual the characters that make me think I want to know and please die like right now are the ones I feel strongly aboutI also really liked the main character Noam He's the son of immigrants and after he survived a deadly virus and became a witchling he's thrust in a world that represents everything he has always hated and to see how conflicted he is how he's desperately looking for allies and at the same time kind of wants to go back? He was a really interesting character to read aboutAnd his romance with Dara? The way they start out suspicious of each other but grow closer anyway and still don't really know what's the right thing to do I have a lot of feelings it must be that I just really like reading about confused young gays who are trying their best to do the right thingThe other side characters weren't that developed but seeing how marginal most of them were it wasn't that much of an issue This also meant that there isn't a woman who has a relevant role in the whole book which I don't really likeI liked reading about this world It looks like a horrible place to be in but it also has one of the most interesting magic systems I've read in a while both because it includes superpowers I had never seen in a novel before the main character main's power is technopathy basically magical hacking  and because it's based on knowledge; you can get new powers if you study for example you can get telekinesis from physicsWhat I liked less about the world is that I often had no idea how anything looked like but I can't say I didn't like the writing either because this is the kind of story that felt effortless and that I went through in less than two days two days during which it took over my head and I couldn't think about anything else

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Ion of CaroliniaThe son of undocumented immigrants Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency Sensing a way to make change Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic 25 stars Review first posted on Fantasy Literature It’s the 22nd century and North America is divided into several different countries in the aftermath of a worldwide disaster A plague that first hit back in the early part of the 21st century killed ― and continues to kill ― almost every person who get infected with the virus Those few who survive become “witchings” developing a variety of magical powers as a result of the virus’s presence in their bodyNoam Álvaro is a bisexual teenage refugee from Atlantia now living in the West Durham slums of the well developed country of Carolinia He’s the son of a Jewish mother and a Hispanic father thus ticking as many boxes as I’ve ever seen for diversity representation in a single character When Noam survives a plague outbreak that kills his father and most of the people he knows he emerges with unusually potent magical powers over technology that make him highly valuable to the people in charge of the Carolinian government Noam outwardly accepts his new life as a student in Level IV the Carolinia government’s elite witching training program and as the defense minister’s protégé Secretly though he plans to use his new position and power to bring down the government which has been extremely hostile to refugeesBut then things get complicated particularly when Noam meets Dara a handsome brown skinned fellow student who looks like a magazine model Noam is torn between his deep attraction for Dara and his fears about Dara’s allegiance to another politician who’s taken anti refugee positions Noam is also confused about how much he can trust Calix Lehrer the minister of defense who has taken such a keen interest in Noam’s development The Fever King is an LGBTIA urban fantasy novel that feels like science fictionalternative history Even the magic has a uasi scientific explanation which was appealing and helped to ground the novel On the other hand it didn’t seem realistic that not just the main characters but every single character in the novel is ueer per Victoria Lee’s blog It made The Fever King feel like an interesting if unlikely exercise in diversity representation The politics in the novel and its concerns with refugee rights and the gulf between the haves and have nots also bear a clear message for our current societyLee’s storytelling is a little disjointed and unclear most noticeably in the first half She creates an imaginative future society but it could have used worldbuilding For that first half I wasn’t particularly enjoying the story just plowing through it But then it gets much clearer and the final third is exciting and tension filled with some solid twists and turns The Fever King is the first book in Lee’s FEVERWAKE duology and though the ending doesn’t leave you with a terrible cliffhanger the overall story is clearly unfinished at this pointAlthough the main character and his love interest are teenagers this is a hard hitting R rated book with countless F bombs a semi explicit gay sex scene it cuts from the initial foreplay to the aftermath discussion of sexual abuse underage drinking drug use violence and murder That’s uite a list and I thought it was excessive for what is considered to be a YA book There’s an audience for this type of novel but I wouldn’t recommend it for younger teens I’ll admit to some curiosity about how the plot will be resolved in The Electric Heir to be published in 2020 but I’m on the fence as to whether I’ll actually read it I received a free copy of this book for review from the publisher Skyscape and the publicist Thank you

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The Fever King Feverwake #1In the former United States sixteen year old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nat ✨ My full review is now up on my blog ✨There’s something about books that make you avoid any and all real life responsibilities stay up until 2 am bleary eyed and exhausted and leave you with your soul crushed beyond recognition—and have you loving every single second of it Something that leaves a distinctly enunciated yes in its wake that reverberates warmly in your heart with its perfect almost poetic diction and its all consuming intensityAnd that special something has ensconced itself deeply in The Fever King The Fever King is about family—the one tied together by blood and the one you choose for yourself—about being torn between two worlds and fighting for what is right It’s about loss living life in the wake of trauma and about finding oneself; about making choices that shape oneself and shaping oneself with the choices one makes “Now that both Noam’s parents were gone the world was much larger than it had been before—gaping around him sharp toothed and hungry” It is filled with beautiful metaphors accentuating a writing style that stands out with its uniueness; a touch of poetry mingled with velvet soft prose “The ground underfoot sprouted with flowers magical little buds of gold and silver that moved without breeze glittering petals spiraling up into the air When Noam inhaled their magic was spun sugar on his tongue” The narrative too is completely entrancing with many clues foreshadowing what’s to come brilliantly threaded into it creating an slightly unsettling atmosphere that keeps you intrigued and suspicious and always on edge waiting for the next shoe—sharp and elegant—to drop in a brilliant arch that cuts airWhat is perhaps the biggest reason behind and inspiration for my adoration for this book however are the characters; not only the main character Noam—who made something profound in my heart stir when he curled up in a corner to read a book in silence and it felt like home to him who continued to fight for immigrants’ rights and refused to give up even in the face of adversity—but also if not especially Dara “Dara who claimed he hated everything but secretly dreamed of counting the stars” There comes a point in your life when you realize that fictional characters can make you feel so much love for them that you actually feel like you live through their hardships with them and that’s what Dara does He’s a character with layers upon layers and the you unveil the you love himAmong many romances The Fever King’s stands out with a slow burn that tugs at your heart and makes you simultaneously delight and suffer in eual measure It shows you that having your heart ripped to shreds by unsaid words dark secrets misunderstandings and horrifying reveals and mended together by the most beautifully written and heart wrenching scenes and witty humorous banter can be the best gift you’ve ever had the fortune to receive “The void from earlier was back yawning wide in Noam’s chest Dara felt it too he thought Dara might not have lost his family but he had that same hole inside him They matched” In a world filled with magic Victoria Lee brings to life not only an immensely captivating and unforgettable story as well as characters that capture your heart; she paints a vivid imagery of very relevant and important issues in our society and cleverly illuminates them with a searing portrayal “That was the whole point Governments didn’t have to listen to the people until the people made it hurt not to listen” The Fever King is a book that crushed my soul and had me loving every single second of it soaked in angst and drenched in anticipation Victoria Lee believes in her story lives her story and pours so much love and so much of herself into her characters—and it showsIt’s a book that destined to imprint itself into your being so wholly that you’ll be left wondering who you were before you came to love it after you finish it—and all I can say is you don’t want to miss out on it Thank you so much to Megan Beatie for sending me an advance copy of this book It in no way influenced my opinion or rating The uotes above were taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publicationI jumped through what feels like a million hoops to get to this book early stayed up until 2 am to read it and had my soul crushed and I can genuinely say that it all paid offBlog | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Bloglovin’